A Reader's Opinion: MOON SHINE by Sylvie Grayson

Updated: Feb 3, 2020


Intriguing country romance with a touch of suspense! If you like western country stories with a dash of intrigue then MOON SHINE, written by Sylvie Grayson, will be perfect for you. I really enjoyed this book! It’s well written with charming characters like Julia Butler, her two children, Maggie and Jims, Dr. Will Stofford, and two mysterious personages called Ben and Ollie. MOON SHINE tells the story of Julia, a young widow with two young children living on a farm in rural Canada in the 1930’s. It's set during the Depression when men had to wander long hours on the roads to find jobs to help their families. These times were rough, especially for women with children and for young widows. Still, Julia manages well under the circumstances. However, two surprised visitors are discovered hiding on her farm. Are they dangerous? Who are they? Danger lurks around her farm, but are Julia and her family in danger? Then the new town doctor enters into her life. Will has been betrayed by women and is not in search of another woman is his life, but will he be able to resist Julia’s charm? I found this story different because of the timeline, although it's very believable! I liked Julia because she was a strong, smart and determined young woman. So many twists and turns during their new relationship that will end on a happily-ever-after note!


Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure


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After losing her husband to a deadly illness, Julia Butler is determined to look after her family, but this is the 1930’s and times are tough for everyone. As the endless string of jobless men trudges past her farm, she does her best to hang on. Then two strangers suddenly appear at her home. They are hiding something that places her family in danger, and nothing will ever be the same.

Dr. Will Stofford has become disillusioned with women. In an effort to heal his broken heart, he leaves his brothers behind and sets up his medical practice in the Kootenays where no one knows him. Meeting Julia throws his plans into chaos. Will can’t turn his back on a challenge and he won’t rest until he solves this puzzle and puts things right. If marrying Julia is part of the solution, then so much the better.


Genre: Historical Romance/Suspense | Pub Date: December 1, 2016 | Page count: 288pp

Publisher: Great Western Publishing | Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher



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